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GenArts Sapphire Idents



In Spring 2014 we were asked by GenArts to create a video that showcases the inventive ways we use Sapphire.
We had the idea of using the same start and end frame but have complete creative freedom in between. Each artist had the chance to come up with his own ideas for design and animation, but using the same start and end we were able to edit together as one unique piece.
I had the pleasure of working on the second sequence and I wanted to create a 2D look to communicate a few classic After Effects related features, while using my favorite Sapphire Plug-Ins. The incredible sound design was done by Andi Toma from Dropsounds.

It premiered at the GenArts booth during NAB in Las Vegas.

Make sure to check out the Making Of video to see how it was done: http://vimeo.com/100424123

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CES 2020: NVIDIA Turing Laptops – ASUS 360hz Gaming Monitor !



Leo and Luke are over at CES in Las Vegas this week for all the latest on the newest releases. Today they spent some time with Nvidia to look at the plethora of new turing laptops they are bringing out with partners in 2020.

Read more here: https://www.kitguru.net/desktop-pc/james-dawson/ces-2020-nvidia-showcases-rtx-laptops-new-monitors-and-more/

140 Turing laptops on the market
Around 60 with Max Q

Asus Zephyrus G14:
• World’s first 14″ laptop with RTX.
• RTX 2060 Max Q
• 65W TGP
• Enables new power in the 14” ultraportable form factor, especially with its slender chassis and low weight

HP Omen X 2S:
• Showing off dual-screen laptop, even if the secondary screen is really small compared to the ASUS version
• Both screens can be powered by the Nvidia GPU (not as if 1 has been physically wired to the Intel iGPU only)

RTX Studio and Creators:
***pics – RTX Studio Laptop, HP AIO Davinci AI GeForce, ASUS ProArt, Nvidia Gaugan
• RTX studio makes a lot of sense as creators don’t constantly want driver updates for new games that they don’t care about if just doing Premiere and other Adobe stuff – makes sense
• Showing Adobe Premiere Pro doing video reframing for usage on different screen resolutions (e.g. mobile phone) and using AI with the GPU acceleration to do the task.
• ASUS ProArt StudioBook One Quadro RTX 6000 shows what power can be put inside a laptop. Already seen at IFA but Nvidia confirmed that they worked hard with ASUS to do the design especially for cooling.
o The demo was showing a really heavy CAD image of a person that was rendering when selected and moved. Pushing the CUDA capability of the RTX 6000 Quadro very hard indeed
• HP AIO PC with up to RTX 2080 Max-Q. The system was surprisingly sleek. Using the GPU to do AI-based computation for inserting intermediate frames into slowed down 8K R3D footage. With this mode, the video looked choppy but with the AI smoothing feature, the inserted frames helped smooth motion. A few seconds of this test footage took a few mins to complete the smoothing task on a GeForce power system, Intel iGPU should be far longer, and CPU only was around an hour.
• Nvidia Gaugan is a cool feature that uses AI inference to try to infer what is trying to be drawn on a screen with a pen. Cool feature and useful for artists who need a quick, basic model

LG OLED:
• More new TVs announced – 2020 OLED TVs – and they have G-Sync support with a HDMI 2.1 VRR graphics card. Interesting to see LG catering for G-Sync users inside its TVs.

Acer and ASUS G-Sync Ultimate monitors:
• 4k 144Hz
• 1152 local dimming zones
• HDR up to 1400 nits peak brightness
• G-Sync ultimate
• Really good colours thanks to the local dimming zones. Very high peak brightness.
• Not sure on price, but probably very expensive

ASUS 360Hz gaming monitor:
• Showing the differences versus even 240Hz in some games and the e-sports type game on screen was smoother on 360Hz when viewing things like health bars and names.
• Designed for competitive gamers and enthusiasts of games such as CS:GO
• Showed a CS:GO demo where people could generally improve their shooting performance versus 60Hz monitor

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As of May 2019:
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Various PC builds

Final output – colour grading/titling etc:
iMac Pro 18 Core/Vega 64/128GB
iMac 2019 9900k Vega 48/64/1TB
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (PC)
Davinci Resolve Studio 14/15 (Mac)
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S17 › WPT® Gardens Poker Championship (Part 3 of 4) PREVIEW



This is a preview of the WPT® Gardens Poker Championship event that was filmed during season 17 at The Gardens Casino in California, and at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas at The Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This part of the episode premiered March 15, 2020 during the season 17 lineup on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States.

Perhaps you didn’t catch the full episode when it aired on TV? If not, as ClubWPT VIP Member you can now watch it on your favorite device; Smart TV, desktop computer, laptop or mobile – only on ClubWPT.com.

Hundreds of hours of the very best poker show made for TV is now available for streaming around the clock – including WPT® Five Diamond World Poker Classic, WPT® Legends of Poker, WPT® Borgata Poker Open, WPT® Bay 101 Shooting Star, and many more… As a ClubWPT™ VIP Member you get access to the entire back library of TV show episodes going all the way back to Season 1 – that’s almost two decades worth of video content!

Try ClubWPT.com FREE for 14 days for a chance to win $100,000 in cash & prizes each month*, including a televised World Poker Tour® Main Event seat VIP package*, entry into the the weekly featured cash poker tournaments, access to all of our exciting social casino games, SaversGuide® membership, discounts on official World Poker Tour gear at ShopWPT™, ScoreBig™ discounts, AND, the chance to win the ClubWPT $1,000,000 Bonus during 2020.*

Sign up for a FREE 14-day trial at ClubWPT.com and become a VIP member today!*

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PREVIEW: Video Workshop & Tutorials from the Digital Photo Retouching book



http://retouchingebooks.com/shop/mad-artist-ebook/
preview of the video workshop and tutorials from my new “Digital Photo Retouching: Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photography” book.

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More info at:
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We’ve put together a beautiful book for you to get inspired and learn some real-world professional Retouching & Photography tricks and techniques from a successful internationally published photographer, retoucher and educator Julia Kuzmenko McKim. The cover photo won second place in the global Wacom & AfterCapture Digital Imaging Contest 2012 in the Portrait category, and you can follow its retouching process with Julia in a 5-page illustrated text and 40-minute narrated video workshop.
It’s an inspirational book with lots of beautiful images, retouching tips, articles and a few illustrated text and video tutorials for amateur and professional photographers who edit their work in Adobe Photoshop. This book is created with intermediate and advanced Photoshop users in mind, so if you are a beginner, please start with our “Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day” interactive ebook, so that the things that are used and demonstrated in the video workshop and tutorials in this book make sense to you.
HIGHLIGHTS:
Pages 24-28: Cover Image Illustrated TextWorkshop
Pages 36-37: Retouching Face + Video (13 min)
Page 44: Cover Image Video Retouching Workshop (42min)
Pages 50-51: Photographing & Retouching Hair + Video (10 min)
Tons of Images & Real World Photography & Retouching Tips
Articles on Shooting on Location, in Studio, Working with Models
Custom Beauty Brushes & Actions (see Digital Goodie Bag subfolder) (only in digital book)
Pages 58-59: Working with the custom Brushes & Actions mentioned above + Video (30 min) (only in digital book)
The video tutorials in this book are private Youtube videos exclusively accessible to the readers of this book
There’s also a download option to store the exclusive video tutorials and workshop on your computer and watch offline on page 9 (additional fee of $9.99 applies).
and a lot more!

There’s a 25% discount code for the print version of the book that you will receive upon the purchase of the digital book, so if you’d like to have both my Actions & Brushes along with the video tutorials and the print version of the book — start with the ebook and get your print copy with a 25% discount.

At the end of the ebook you will be provided with my Beauty Brushes, some of which are based on the custom brushes created by the amazing digital artist from Poland Marta Dahlig, and my new set of Beauty Actions (Temporary Solar Curve, Sharpen All + Parts, Frequency Separation presets for 8- and 16-bit images, Silky Skin, Sculpt & Contour, Digital Skin Texture, Anti-Pink) + video tutorials on how to use my Brushes and Actions (these digital bonus materials only come with the digital version of the book!). You know they say: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”, I’m going to teach you to “fish” with the retouching tools I myself utilize every day, and you will be able to take it from there.

Huge thanks to all fellow artists who supported us and participated in our project!
Sue Bryce, Sue’s Facebook Fan Page, Sydney, Australia and worldwide
Anastasia Volkova, Anastasia’s Facebook Fan Page, Moscow, Russia
Ashley Lebedev, Ashley’s Facebook Fan Page, Minneapolis, USA
Menachem Krinsky, Menachem’s Facebook Fan Page, Los Angeles, USA
Jean Osipyan, Jean’s VK Fan Page, Moscow, Russia
Emily Soto, Emily’s Facebook Fan Page, San Diego, USA
Nathalia Suellen – Lady Symphonia,
Nathalia’s Facebook Fan Page, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jane Queen – Dangerously Dolly, Jane’s Facebook Fan Page, Atlanta, USA
Jamillette Gaxiola (Miss Cuba Earth 2009, the Clifton Shores Reality TV Show star (South Africa), Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show model, Las Vegas 2011), Catherine Muldoon (Miss Virginia 2012), Fernanda Romero (model, singer & Hollywood actress), Tyla Bertolli (The X-Factor Australia 2011 Finalist), Ashley “Rae” Weisz (America’s Next Top Model’s Cycle 13 contestant), Sherri Jessee (beauty expert, internationally published celebrity stylist and makeup artist), Mikala Vandenbroucke (makeup artist, hairstylist and educator), Miss Orchid Mei (Burlesque Performer, Denver, CO), Krunoslav Stifter (professional Beauty retoucher & educator), Marta Dahlig (award-winning, globally published digital artist), Copyright attorney at law David L. Amkraut (Los Angeles, California), Phlearn.com, Totally Rad, Models.com, Photo.net.

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The True Story of Vincent Legrand – Festival Short Film about MAGIC | Etienne Pradier | Mockumentary



OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:
Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival 2020
Lublin International Film Festival – Golden Anteaters
UK Screen One International Film Festival
Black Star International Film Festival
Digital Box Office Awards + Screening Series

Documentary director Roger and his crew follow the famous and whimsical street magician Vincent Legrand (Etienne Pradier) as he plans to perform an epic final trick before retiring. However, things go out of hand and they realise that the whole plan could be an act to fool his audience, the crew, the world, and maybe even himself.

This is the first time Etienne Pradier, a real-life magician, is starred in a narrative film. Etienne is a member of the Magic Circle with Gold Star and has numerous awards and accolades internationally. He has also performed for many celebrities and royalties. In 2011 in the Penn & Teller: Fool Us show, Etienne Pradier got to perform in Las Vegas with Penn & Teller after they failed to figure out how he achieved the Teleporting Card and Card Prediction tricks, earning him the honour to perform alongside Penn & Teller in Las Vegas.

PRESS:
Magician Blog – Stunning Magic in Film Trailer
http://magicianblog.com/stunning-magic/

iTricks Magic News
http://itricks.com/news/2015/10/the-true-story-of-vincent-legrand/

Etienne Pradier
http://www.frenchmagician.co.uk/etienne-pradier-as-vincent-lagrand/

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S17 › WPT® Gardens Poker Championship (Part 1 of 4) PREVIEW



This is a preview of the WPT® Gardens Poker Championship event that was filmed during season 17 at The Gardens Casino in California, and at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas at The Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This part of the episode premiered March 1, 2020 during the season 17 lineup on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States.

Perhaps you didn’t catch the full episode when it aired on TV? If not, as ClubWPT VIP Member you can now watch it on your favorite device; Smart TV, desktop computer, laptop or mobile – only on ClubWPT.com.

Hundreds of hours of the very best poker show made for TV is now available for streaming around the clock – including WPT® Five Diamond World Poker Classic, WPT® Legends of Poker, WPT® Borgata Poker Open, WPT® Bay 101 Shooting Star, and many more… As a ClubWPT™ VIP Member you get access to the entire back library of TV show episodes going all the way back to Season 1 – that’s almost two decades worth of video content!

Try ClubWPT.com FREE for 14 days for a chance to win $100,000 in cash & prizes each month*, including a televised World Poker Tour® Main Event seat VIP package*, entry into the the weekly featured cash poker tournaments, access to all of our exciting social casino games, SaversGuide® membership, discounts on official World Poker Tour gear at ShopWPT™, ScoreBig™ discounts, AND, the chance to win the ClubWPT $1,000,000 Bonus during 2020.*

Sign up for a FREE 14-day trial at ClubWPT.com and become a VIP member today!*

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited.

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Vegas 4K



www.Phototrekker.com presents Vegas 4K, a motion time-lapse film that captures the energy of Las Vegas in stunning 4K resolution. Geared up with an eMotimo TB3 motorized head and other time-lapse goodies from LensProToGo, the Photo Trekker team spent 5 days hitting the strip to create this motion time-lapse film. This film is the first of 3 motion time-lapse films to premiere that are all shot and edited in 4K.

Want to see how a lot of the shots here were done? Check out the Lynda.com class “Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion” with Rich Harrington and Keith Kiska here.
http://www.lynda.com/Keith-Kiska/3476597-1.html

2014 Workshops where Keith will be a Guest Instructor:
www.timelapseworkshops.com/#!valley-of-fire—pro/c1fd2

Technical Info:
Camera: 4 x Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: 2 x Canon 16-35mm, Canon 24mm, 2 x Canon 24-70mm, Canon 8-15mm Fisheye
Support: eMotimo TB3 Black motorized head, Matthews BH-30 car mount, Rhino Rails
Editing & Graphics: Processing and editing was done in Photoshop, LRTimelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro

Resolution Versions:
Vimeo – 1920×1080 (HD) Seen Above
Youtube – 3840 x 2160 (4kUHD) http://youtu.be/plAjSyi2WBM

Credits:
Keith Kiska – Producing, Cinematography, Editing, Motion Graphics & Sound Design
Kyle Rhoderick – Assistant Time-Lapse Operator
Dmitri Belichenko – Original Music Score

Sponsored By:
eMotimo: www.emotimo.com
LensProToGo: www.LensProToGo.com
Matthews Studio Equipment: www.msegrip.com

Licensing:
All of our 4k footage is available as stock footage for personal and media use. Please contact keith@kiskamedia.com for all licensing information.

Follow Us Here:
Website: www.phototrekker.com, www.kiskamedia.com
Facebook: phototrekker.com/facebook
Twitter: twitter.com/Photo_Trekker

Special Thanks to:
EMotimo, LensProToGo, Matthews Studio Equipement, Rhed Pixel, Lynda.com for your equiptment, support and friendship. Dmitri Belichenko for writing a great musical score. Kyle Rhoderick for your tireless shooting in the field and members of the time-lapse community such as Michael Shainblum, Shawn Reader, Drew Geraci, Dustin Farrell and Tom Lowe that never cease to amaze and inspire me. And a real special thanks to Las Vegas!

Copyright © 2014 Kiska Media LLC / Photo Trekker ®. All rights reserved.

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Sony PXW-Z450 4K Demo Reel



UPDATE: August 2020
I have a released a 400-page book to assist you with setup and operation of the Sony PXW-Z450 and PXW-Z750 cameras. “Doug Jensen’s Complete Guide to the PXW-Z750 and PXW-Z450” also includes downloadable custom Scene Files, User Gamma Files, and unedited original sample footage. https://Z450.VortexMedia.com

UPDATE: March 2019
“How to Make Money Shooting Stock Footage” https://vimeo.com/323480465
I’ve just completed a new 5-hour Master Class workshop that teaches how to make money shooting stock footage. If that is a topic that interests you, please check it out.

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As I have done for the past ten years, I was working for Sony at the 2017 NAB convention in Las Vegas. One of the cameras that I was assigned to demonstrate was the new PXW-Z450. What makes this camera unique is that it is the industry’s first traditional 2/3″, shoulder-mount, ENG (Electronic News Gathering) camcorder. The camera features a standard B4 lens mount, 4 channels of audio, T/C in and out, several XAVC-I 10-bit codecs, and it captures 4K UHD at up to 60 frames per second.

At the conclusion of NAB Sony asked me if I wanted to take the camera with me to do some “real” shooting out in the field. I was already in the middle of a four week road trip shooting nature/wildlife stock footage with my PMW-F55, so I jumped at the chance to test drive the Z450. There are many things about the F55 (such as the 16-bit RAW recorder and S-LOG) that are missing on the Z450, but the prospect of going back to a 2/3″ ENG lens was too hard to resist. The folks at Fujinon were kind enough to lend me one of their excellent HA19x7.4 BERD-S6 lenses for the trip. Technically Fujinon classifies this as an “HD” lens but I thought it performed very well on the 4K Sony camcorder.

So this video is a 4 minute demo reel of the footage I shot over the course of the trip. I shot about 8 hours of raw footage and have culled it down to about two hours of footage (550 shots) that I think is worthy as submission for stock footage. I visited Red Rocks Conservation Area; Valley of Fire State Park; Zion National Park; Bryce Canyon National Park; Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge; Grand Teton National Park; Yellowstone; Niagara Falls; and few other stops along the way. I only had a day or two to spend in each location so I just had to accept whatever weather, wildlife, etc. I was given . . . and then move on.

I think the camera and lens performed very well and it was a nice change of pace to be working again with a 19x ENG-style lens. Since I work alone it was great not to have to swap lenses all the time — as I do with my F55 — and the huge focal length range of the Fujinon lens allowed me to get everything from extreme close-ups to wide shots effortlessly.

Camera: Sony PXW-Z450
Lens: Fujinon 19×7.4 BERD-S6
Tripod: O’Connor 1030D
Codec: 4K XAVC-I @ 60 fps — converted to 29.97 in post.
Gamma: Hypergamma
Graded with DaVinci Resolve 12.5
Edited with Adobe Premiere CC

Sony camcorder and Resolve training by Doug Jensen:

Sony PMW-F55 Field Guide: itunes.apple.com/us/book/doug-jensens-guide-to-sony/id892493476?mt=11
Guide to Grading Sony S-LOG/RAW in Resolve vimeo.com/ondemand/resolve
Sony PXW-FS7 Master Class training video: vimeo.com/ondemand/fs7
Sony PXW-FS7 Field Guide: https://www.vortexmediastore.com/products/sony-pxw-fs7-field-guide-book-3rd-edition
Sony PXW-FS5 Master Class training video: vimeo.com/ondemand/fs5

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